OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO: CHICANE & FERRY CORSTEN FEAT. CHRISTIAN BURNS - ONE THOUSAND SUNS
British dance producer Chicane has teamed up with singer Christian Burns and Dutch DJ and remixer Ferry Corsten for his new single ‘One Thousand Suns’.
The chillout trance track was initially released to iTunes last year as an instrumental but this new version with a vocal contribution from the ex-BBMak singer is gaining both popularity and radio airplay and is set for release later this month.
BBMak scored transatlantic success back in 2000 when their debut single ‘Back Here’ reached #13 on the US Billboard Hot 100, after it had failed to break the UK chart the previous year. After its Stateside success, it was reissued and reached #5 whilst the trio’s follow up single ‘Still On Your Side’ peaked at #8 in 2001. They last troubled the To 40 when the underrated guitar pop lead single ‘Out Of My Heart (Into Your Head)’ from their second album ‘Into Your Head’ scraped in to the chart at #36, also becoming their final Billboard Hot 100 hit.
Corsten has had mixed but consistent success under various pseudonyms over the years although it is the 2004 #11 release ‘Rock Your Body Rock’ for which he is perhaps most well known.
Chicane first broke on to the UK trance scene and charts in 1996 with his debut single ‘Offshore’ which, when first released, reached #14 before being remixed and re-charting at #17 a year later. ‘Saltwater’ featuring Clannad singer Máire Brennan became his first UK Top 10 single in 1999 and in 2000, his collaboration with Canadian singer Bryan Adams ‘Dont Give Up’ earned him his only UK #1.
Since then, Chicane has racked up a further two top 10 hits with both the Tom Jones-assisted ‘Stoned In Love’ and re-working of Icelandic band Sigur Rós’ ‘Hoppípolla’ (retitled ‘Poppiholla’) peaking at #7 in 2006 and 2009 respectively.
‘One Thousand Suns’ is another superb chillout trance track, solidifying Chicane’s position as one of the UK’s most reliable dance producers. Burns’ harmonies blend well with the ambient production and it more than deserves to deliver another hit for all involved.